Saturday, October 11, 2008

autumn is here!

Good morning! Above is a little Marigold that has really taken a liking to these cooler fall temperatures. It is just going crazy! Isn't it just the right color for fall??
Yard sale goodies...The above napkins were 50 cents. We can use them instead of napkins or paper towels...and just throw them in the wash with the other clothing. Maybe a little greener than using the paper kind.

And this pretty serving platter was also 50 cents. It has that old crackled patina of yesteryear I just love. I like it!! You know, my husband and I tease each other about buying things...we say it will all go the dump in a U-haul when we pass away! So, when we are about to buy something not necessary, we call out "U-Haul!!". It has become a fun joke for us. And a deterrent in buying just silly things. We are trying to streamline!!


Speaking of purchases, look at what I found at the local quilt shop! The bundle on the left are Jo Morton's Hocus Pocus fabrics. The one on the right is all civil war reproductions. Yummy!! Can't seem to streamline the quilt shop purchases, but I am quite sensible, really. hmmmm...



No finishes for this week, but I have been working behind the scenes. I got this quilt cut out and one block made. It is for ....well, I can't tell you yet, because she may read this blog!! I bet you recognize the pattern. Lots and lots of pink strips!!




Remember Bonnie from Quiltville's Strip X quilt? Well, I was making that...then got to tinkering with the pattern! What would happen if I put connector corners on the edges with the solid fabric? This is what happened! I like them! and of course thanks to Bonnie for another great idea...





It forms the secondary pattern with the light fabric. Fun playing with the scribble scraps, isn't it??!
I pray everyone has a most marvelous day! I have been fretting about the stock market all week, and have vowed to just relax and have a super good weekend and...guess what? I am off work for FOUR days in a row! How cool is that????
Julie





18 comments:

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Marilyn R said...

Love your blocks! It is a lot of fun finding neat ways to use those scraps!

Libby said...

Fun yard sale finds . . . isn't it fun to pieces that have crackles in the finish - you just get the feeling that they are well loved pieces.

tami said...

Great finds. Cloth napkins. Go green.

Darcie said...

Love the project that you're working on, Julie! It looks like great fun for a few days off from work!

That platter is uber-cool! Can you tell from the bottom if it's handmade or not? It's so fun that you and your DH have a fun "hobby" that you can enjoy together.

Hope all is well with you and yours! Hugs....

Jackie said...

Great finds at the yard sales! Sometimes you never know what you will get. I love how your quilt is turning out! Fantastic and the secondary pattern is great. A little tweaking here and there sometimes makes for a wonderful surprise.

Amelia said...

Such wonderful finds while out "treasure hunting". I really like the napkins...we use cloth napkins for each meal -so I am always on the look out for new ones...I get tired of looking at the same ones over and over.

Hhave a great week.

Amelia

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Julie, your finds are fantastic! I love the stuff you're working on, too. Thanks for sharing the story of "U-Haul" because that's just hilarious and classic and makes me think ya'll are even more hip than previously thought...and I knew you were pretty hip!

Pink Block is pretty by the way.

Quilty Blocks to Love, *karendianne.

Nan said...

That marigold is so pretty - it's just growing it's little heart out, isn't it? I love your yard sale treasures. Dishes with the crackled patina always call out to me, too. If they could speak, I'm sure they'd have quite a story to tell.
The pink block is adorable, and I love what you've done with Bonnie's pattern! What a great look!